Accidents involving large trucks are usually more devastating than any other accidents on the road. Any truck weighing over 10,000 pounds is considered “large”. Semis, buses, tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers carrying heavy loads easily weigh 10,000 pounds and routinely up to 80,000 pounds.
When a large truck crashes into the average car or SUV, the impact is enormous, generally demolishing the car and seriously injuring the occupants. People who survive a trucking accident often suffer serious and life-changing injuries. The risk of whiplash, broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries is ever-present.
Many factors can cause or contribute to a trucking accident, including, but not limited to:
- Driver intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, an illegal drug, or prescription medication
- Driver fatigued from excess driving or lack of sleep
- Driver operated truck at an unsafe speed
- Defective truck parts failed
In all large trucking cases, as with auto accident cases, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.
If you, a loved one or friend is a victim of a trucking accident, call Mr. Waldman. The initial consultation is free. If Mr. Waldman agrees to represent you, you don’t pay unless funds are recovered on your behalf.